Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Kelda Group respects and values 'individuality and difference' and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects its diverse customer base. Kelda Group believes that an innovative and effective Equality and Diversity Strategy is an essential ingredient in maintaining sector leading performance. Our Diversity and Inclusion Group has the following key streams: Gender, Ethnicity and Ability. The focus of this group is on developing an inclusion charter which “values difference”. 

Please see our Diversity and Inclusion policy

Please see our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Please see our Diversity targets

Please see our Diversity stats

Our company’s Diversity and Inclusion plan is based on four key elements:

DI Pie Chart

Our HR processes

Our organisation has essential Equality, Diversity and Inclusion components integrated within all our HR processes and systems.

Our Business

Our organisation has a relevant and proportionate focus on strategy implementation.

Our People

Our organisation has a relevant and proportionate focus on our people throughout their employment journey.

Our Leadership

At Kelda Group we ensure that our leadership is visible, accountable and open to scrutiny.

Our Awards


Yorkshire Water has been been rated as one of the UK’s most responsible firms by the business focussed charity, BiTC.

In 2017, Yorkshire Water achieved a 5 Star Rating in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index.


CR Index 2016

Our company has been a finalist for the CIPD Best Apprenticeship Provider.CIPD


Yorkshire Water has been ranked in the UK’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, which was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London on the 26th January. Apprenticeships National Awards


Yorkshire Water has been awarded a BiTC Big Tick in their Responsible Business Awards 2013/14. winning a Big Tick provides external assurance that we are among the leaders in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

 Big Tick 2013


Yorkshire Water has been recognised by winning the Personnel Today Award for Diversity in the Workplace.

 Personnel Today Award

Two Ticks Disability AwardLiving Wage Employee